LSAT percentile

ISTAND
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LSAT percentile

Postby ISTAND » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:03 am

My LSAT score listed a percentile. What does that mean? For example if it says your score is in the 90th or 10th percentile, of what use is that info?

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cortnf
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Re: LSAT percentile

Postby cortnf » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:05 am

ISTAND wrote:My LSAT score listed a percentile. What does that mean? For example if it says your score is in the 90th or 10th percentile, of what use is that info?


if you're in x percentile it means you scored better than x percent of people who took the test. currently, iirc, 170 is 97th percentile, which means that 97% of people who take the lsat score worse than 170, and 3 percent score better.

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Re: LSAT percentile

Postby T6Hopeful » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:49 am

Also, this number is a reflection of a 3 year period, so these percentages don't necessarily stay fixed. Sometimes they will tweak up or down. It's really only your score out of 180 that matters though.




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